Family at the Center

September 2, 2009

I am sitting in an RV. Again. This is a very common scene. I am surrounded by the sounds of a music festival gearing up. Our community is the grounds crew, as we have been for the past six years. While we are “on the road” my jobs include communications and music, as well as […]

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Weaning in the Context of AP

January 27, 2009

My son Cavanaugh is a little over two now and we recently embarked on night weaning. Night weaning then researching weaning for our API meeting last month got me thinking about breastfeeding in the Attachment Parenting  community. So many of the AP mamas I know were planning on child-led weaning and many of them are […]

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Who Says Kids Don’t Like Curry?

September 14, 2008

The first time a friend offered Violet a veggie “puff,” I was puzzled. “They’re healthy,” she explained.  “They’re made from vegetables.”  Why not, I wondered, just give her the actual vegetables instead? Western culture has an unfortunate tendency toward dumbing-down food for kids.  Whether it’s for the sake of convenience, or the mistaken assumption that kids […]

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